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1^{st} number: 2/14, 2^{nd} number: 1 15/27

214 - 4227 is -8963.

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 14 and 27 is**378**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 378 - For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 27 = 378,

214 = 2 × 2714 × 27 = 54378 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 14 = 378,

4227 = 42 × 1427 × 14 = 588378 - Subtract the two like fractions:

54378 - 588378 = 54 - 588378 = -534378 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is -8963

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